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lot of our patients are actually immigrants who have a lot of competing priorities, family issues, child care issues, maybe not being able to find work or finding work and not being insured and health care sometimes isn't the top priority for them. we need to understand that so that we can help them take care of themselves physically and emotionally to deal with all these other things. they also have to be working through with people living longer and living with more chronic conditions i think we're going to see more patients coming through. >> starting next year, every day 10,000 people will hit the age of 60 until 2020. . >> the needs of the patients that we see at kerr senior center often have to do with the consequences of long standing substance abuse and
mental illness, linked to their chronic diseases. heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, those kinds of chronic illnesses. when you get them in your 30's and 40's and you have them into your aging process, you are not going to have a comfortable old age. you are also seeing in terms of epidemics, an increase in alzheimer's and it is going to increase as the population increases. there are quite a few seniors who have mental health problems but they are also, the majority of seniors, who are hard-working, who had minimum wage jobs their whole lives, who paid social security. think about living on $889 a month in the city of san francisco needing to buy medication, one meal a day, hopefully, and health care.
if we could provide health care early on we might prevent (inaudible) and people would be less likely to end up in the emergency room with a drastic outcome. we could actually provide prevention and health care to people who had no other way of getting health care, those without insurance, it might be more cost effecti >> commissioner marshall, commissioner mazzucco,
commissioner dejesus, commissioner chan, commissioner slaughter. >> good evening, later sentiment. this is a regular meeting of the police commission. we have not been here for a couple of weeks, i know that you have missed us. i don't think anyone really cared in a following days of the giants' victory. >> item number one is the approval of the consent calendar. these are for the second and third quarter of 2010. >> this is in your packet. i will take a motion to approve.
>> i have done this at a number of board meetings, commission meetings. it is unusual to have no copies of items that you are voting on that the public has not got a chance to look at and have a copy to review. you just to prove something that i don't think that anyone in this auditorium probably had any idea what that was. >> is there further public comment? >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. trying on in -- i am indebted
software engineer. >> is your comments on item number one? >> i was one to tell you a story about what happened to me. >> i think that this is for general public comment. >> sorry. >> no problem. >> the consent calendar is approved. now we move to item number two, general public comment. >> item numbertwo is public comment, members of the public may address the board on items that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the commission. >> i am an indebted software
engineer. i have lived in san francisco for 15 years and i have -- one block from alamo square. i am here to tell you a story about what happened to me 24 days ago. my wife and nine, we do our watching every other sunday and this was like any other. we drank our tea at the kitchen table, i checked to see that there was a storm hanging off the coast so i said i'd better get to the laundromat. i put my laundry in that trolly and went out the door. a block away from my home, i crossed the the zero. the light at hayes was read that
there was no traffic coming in any direction. what would you do at 7:00 a.m. on a completely empty street? halfway up the block, i saw a car speeding towards me. i continue up the block. but 10 yards away from the intersection, i hear some unintelligible yelling. i look back to see a man in a black jacket and i figure this man must be crazy and i continue on my way but i hear, hey, you, stop, police. i can see this man is holding his badge. he is a plain clothes police officer in an unmarked car. i really cannot believe he is talking to me so i ask, are you talking to me? he says, d.c. anyone else on the street? to me, this seems like a bad
movie. i have no idea why this officer has chosen to stop me that i sincerely believe that he is not doing his job. i tell him, if you are stopping me, you're not doing your job. he yells, who are you. i said, i am not answering any of your questions. he says, you crossed against the light. he said, do you have any identification and i remove my wallet from my pocket and look through it could before i can present it, he takes my hand behind my back until his partner arrives and then he starts to handcuffed me. i put my wallet back into my pocket and a partner tells me that if the police are stopping you then you should not put your hand in your pocket. i tell him, i am not familiar with being stopped by the
police while doing laundry. they say, tell us where the crime is. they will repeat this twice more. , there is now a total of 8 officers on the scene. as you can see, we have nothing better to do. i'm quite relieved that this is on the scene. how much longer do you have? >> two paragraphs. >> the officers demeanors has changed and the new arrivals are conversing about what is in my three laundry bags. one actually says, this is his laundry. now they say, this is not the crime of the century but a crime nonetheless. the reason i'm here today as i was last week and the week before is not to send my outrage at the treatment that i received although i do believe that our officers should treat
our citizens with respect and dignity. i am here at of respect and concern for my neighbors. i believe that there is really crime. >> i think you are beyond the time. i cannot let you go on. >> thank you very much for your time. >> i will refer you to the o cc. >> i have been in touch with them. i appreciate the help. >> general public comment? thank you. >> i'm the director of san francisco open government. and i am here -- what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. this was a letter sent from the
police commission to the sunshine ordinance task force regarding the complaints i have filed. i would like to read you a couple of excerpts. i'm responding to the above reference complaint in response to the november 6th meeting that alleges a discussion occurred between members of the commission which reached an agreement with members of the brown act. also the election of commission officers. they cannot be at this particular meeting and they are unable to participate. if you take this at face value, he just confessed to a violation of the sunshine ordinance because it barely says under agendas as soon as something becomes available, it has to be
discussed and that is what should have happened. if this discussion was held before the meeting and the president and vice president, it must have been because the president was not here. the first thing should have been that we are changing this item due to the fact that the president is not here. i could not say anything about the item because this was an item on the agenda. when i got to the agenda item, i was told i could not comment you went into closed session for four hours and then you came back and you had a vote to disclose or not this close anything that was discussed in that closed session. ehud -- you then went to the comment where the presiding officer says that we have agreed that we're going to move this
forward off the agenda. if the first was true, you should have done this at the beginning of the meeting. is that is not true, you had this discussion in closed session and then came out and had a vote not to to disclose. we have had agreements to do this. none of you participated in any discussion regarding this meeting. this was the item that i was stopped from talking about before you went into closed session. why didn't anyone say, we had a discussion and we have decided to continue this. we did. >> is there any further public
comment? >> i am here to discuss the potential -- owner. at that time, i think that they recognized the authority of the powers of the commission and made things a little bit bad. i wanted to be known to the commission that i feel that there would be no problem for me to work for the service of customers.
i have heard that he has been lurking around and he is not doing any special work in town. thank you. >> further public comment? the item is closed. call item number 3. >> item number3 are reports to the commission. >> commission, members, mr. president come -- mr. president, we have a presentation that we want to offer for the work that was done from the financial crimes division.
>> good evening, president marshall, commissioners, director hicks, we have a commanding officer over the financial crimes division. he is the former officer in charge. then we have our new officer in charge of financial crimes. behind me is inspector -- it will make a quick inspection this evening. we have three awards that are being given for the three citizen volunteers to have done a tremendous job in our financial crimes unit. >> think you. >> good evening, commissioners.
i am from the financial crimes unit. tonight, along with my supervisors, we are delighted to introduce three honorees. just before we introduce them, we would like to give you information of today are and how they came to be of service to the police department's but also to the city of san francisco. the complex nature of the investigations has been an ongoing challenge. over a year ago, i had a discussion with the chairperson of the elder forensics center. specifically, we were talking about the number of cases that come in that involve elderly victims, people 65 and older. in an effort to expedite the assignment of backlogged cases while alleviating the tedious task of reviewing financial records, she suggested that
perhaps we could find some volunteers from the kennedy that would help the police inspectors with their investigations. they put this request out to the community through the institute on aging here in the city. in the meantime the concept was discussed with police management. this was a wonderful idea. this is highly desirable and more importantly, given the economic realities, that help would not cost us anything. these volunteers came forward and prior to being of service, they have to undergo a complete backgrounds investigation. these three highly credentialed professionals have given their time and labor to our department and city for nearly a year.
they have served us beyond our initial expectations. when they come to the office, they review financial records, sometimes very large records of banks and other things. they evaluate and analyze the data. they put the information into simple and meaningful spread sheets. they explain their findings not only to the police inspector but to the tissue to attorney. -- to the district attorney. they also can serve as an expert witness on the stand if needed. in addition to the work that they have been doing in older cases, they also expanded their efforts to help us and other complex, embezzlement, and other crimes. i personally can attest to the exemplary work done by these professionals from my experience in working with them and i think that my colleagues would concur.
this approach has proven to be a huge success and might be a model for similar service in other areas of specialty. at this time, i would like to introduce these fine people. first, we have lauren friedman. she is not only a cpa, she is also a phd. she served as the professor of accounting at the university of kansas. we also have mrs. sabrina -- she is a certified financial analyst. third, we have manuel -- to is a certified public accountant. >> this read from the san francisco police department, in deepest gratitude for your service to the city and county of san francisco, such an example and dedication is worthy
of the highest esteem by the san francisco police department. thank you very much. [applause] >> i want to thank you for what you did. about a year or so ago, this commission found it was unacceptable that there was few investigators and people working in the financial crimes section. i know they reached out to people. i cannot thank you enough. you are heroes for giving your time and expertise. i cannot tell you how much we appreciate this. i want to think this opportunity
and i understand that your presenter will retire soon and he is one of the finest crime investigators in the state of california. he is a well-known expert. i want to thank you for what you have done. thank you for working with our new friends. you will be sorely missed. [applause] >> i want to say a couple of words to thank you all. not only is this represented of of the tremendous dollars to the city and county but the reality is that if we went out to the open market, we probably could not bend down -- we probably could not. these are crimes that often go
on results because frankly, police departments lack the resources and expertise. unfortunately, many victims are going on without being made whole. i think you deeply. -- i thank you deeply. [applause] i would like to go over the crime numbers very quickly. we are predicting between this will be but nine, 10 reduction of the year. the last four weeks for tough
for us. we were up 51 crimes. we had a significant reduction in property crimes. needless to say, we were really busy the last few days. we did incredible work dealing with not only halloween celebrations but the giants' victory and the celebrations parade and then very large number of people that were in the city and this was well in excess of a million people. i think told by many centuries veterans that they have not seen this many people in the city in 20 or 30 years. >> what is the year to date?
>> this is 41 to 41. >> this one shows 41-40. we have to tell you that we have one case of shaken baby that will probably be classified as a common side. more than likely by the end of the week, we will be 42. it will be 42 against 41. also, we had a case that you are familiar with that we will see an incident of a murder that occurred in russian hill. this was a person acting like a
utility worker and they entered into the home. this was a case that was very concerning because this was a total set of circumstances in this case and this individual is actually in custody. we went public seeking help in this case last friday. one of our captains and an officer were driving to the location. this appeared to be in need of help. he had defensive wounds in his face and they started to talk to this person and they found out that this person was on parole for murder.
>> good evening chief, commissioners, i will do the officer-involved report. we have some new commissioners that might be unfamiliar with this process. i would be happy to answer questions. you should have in front of you a power point investigation that we will go through now. we will give you some definitions, this change drill a to flee soon. -- this change relatively sin. prior to the arrival, we investigated the charges and now we are up to industry standards and terms of what most other agencies are doing. any time an officer intention
discharges there fire arm, we will investigate. a discharge of a fire arm that does not cause injury. also shooting at or striking animals would fall under this category. these are two types of issues that we look at. this is handled by the commanding officer of the member is involved in this incident